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Old 09-22-2009, 11:43 PM   #12286
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Do they still only come with 26" rims?
As of right now, it's only the smaller sizes with the 26"s. Similar to the Riv Atlantis. However, there are photos online of the 2010s in the larger sizes with 26" wheels. So that may be changing.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:16 AM   #12287
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As of right now, it's only the smaller sizes with the 26"s. Similar to the Riv Atlantis. However, there are photos online of the 2010s in the larger sizes with 26" wheels. So that may be changing.

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Old 09-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #12288
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Interbike 9/23/09

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #12289
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A quick pic to get the juices flowing:





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Thanks for the link to all the pictures. Can't wait to see you "cross" pictures!!!!
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:22 PM   #12290
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thanks.

New info out today! All frame sizes are available in 26" wheel size now.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:37 PM   #12291
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A quick pic to get the juices flowing:





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If you're going to ride a cross bike without pedals, you might as well get a single speed.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:39 PM   #12292
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If you're going to ride a cross bike without pedals, you might as well get a single speed.
or lower that seat so your feet reach the ground
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:52 AM   #12293
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A question for the esteemed panel: what rack/bag combo do you recommend?


That thing is bulletproof. When I was running the Stupid Electric Bicycle w/ 35 pounds of batteries I broke 3 lesser racks before I found that. It outlasted the rest of the SEB. if all you are carrying is raingear and little knicknacks Its overkill. Better than underkill.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:28 AM   #12294
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Sorry for just a link to one lousy video. My camera did not like shooting speed under the lights. All I got was ghosts.



Ooh look I just 205'd myself
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:31 AM   #12295
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I know this is probably akin to asking what oil to use but....I have a hankering for a mtn bike. I do like riding my street bike but, well, it's getting a little boring.

So....hardtail or full suspension and why

Some background....I'm a pasty fat old dood, 240, 5'10" and I don't want to do any great technical trails, I just want something I can use on some local trails just to make riding a bike a little more interesting. Oh, that and the fact there's no fucktards driving cars who seem to really really hate sharing the road with me for whatever reason.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #12296
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How much do you want to spend? Any FS bike under 1000.00 is going to be a heavy pig, IMO. You can find used bikes on CL for decent money. If you want to buy new, take a look at Specialized or Trek bikes with LX or XT components. Can't go wrong with either one. There are so many variables though... And road riding gets you in good enough shape so you can enjoy a ride in the woods without passing out. Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:11 AM   #12297
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with a hard tail, you pretty much have to stand up on the rough stuff (roots, rocks, etc), while you sit on a FSR and let the suspension do it for you.

a heavy rider will need either air shocks (and the trick little 250psi pump) or upgraded springs, this goes for the front forks too. sometimes those fork springs are hard to come by, but without them, you'll be bottoming out. the bike makers seem to think the average cyclist is 140 lbs, maybe 150 lbs on a 'large' frame (at 5'10", you're probably 'medium').
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #12298
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with a hard tail, you pretty much have to stand up on the rough stuff (roots, rocks, etc), while you sit on a FSR and let the suspension do it for you.
yup FS is nice for not beating you up on all-day rides. That being said, you certainly don't *need* it. You can get a much lighter, higher component-ed hardtail for less.

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a heavy rider will need either air shocks (and the trick little 250psi pump) or upgraded springs, this goes for the front forks too.
(a) pretty much the only bikes that come with steel springs these days are either cheap toystore crap, or at the opposite end of the spectrum, hardcore, ultra-long travel DH bikes where the non-linearity of air-springs becomes an issue. Everything we carry in our shop is air-sprung, front and rear.

(b) any FS bike worth a damn will come with a shock pump and handle your average well-fed advrider.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:29 PM   #12299
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yup FS is nice for not beating you up on all-day rides. That being said, you certainly don't *need* it. You can get a much lighter, higher component-ed hardtail for less.

(a) pretty much the only bikes that come with steel springs these days are either cheap toystore crap, or at the opposite end of the spectrum, hardcore, ultra-long travel DH bikes where the non-linearity of air-springs becomes an issue. Everything we carry in our shop is air-sprung, front and rear.

(b) any FS bike worth a damn will come with a shock pump and handle your average well-fed advrider.
Many of us are above average well-fed.

I've had bikes taken away from me by Bikeshops.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:53 PM   #12300
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this hauls my 195'ish carcass around no problem and in plenty of comfort when it's comfort I want. 6" travel options front and rear at 32 lbs. A little above the $1K mark though
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